08-30-2018


Not many people can lay claim to the accolades of an Emmy Award-winning composer, New York Times Bestselling author and co-president of an international foundation. Even fewer still can call renowned investor Warren Buffett their father.

Meet Peter Buffett. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Peter began his career in San Francisco writing music for commercials. After recording four albums for Narada Records, Peter signed with Epic and then Hollywood Records resulting in four additional releases. His Emmy-winning album, titled Ojibwe, was released on his own label, BisonHead.

Highlights of his film and television work include the fire dance scene in the Oscar-winning film Dances With Wolves and the entire score for 500 Nations, the 8-hour miniseries produced by Kevin Costner for CBS. Peter is the author of Life Is What You Make It, which debuted at No. 4 on the New York Times Best Seller Hardcover Advice list.

Peter Buffett is also the co-president of NoVo Foundation and co-chair of its Board of Directors. In partnership with his wife, Jennifer, he helps to guide NoVo’s vision, strategic mission, and program development. The NoVo Foundation seeks to empower girls by transforming a world of domination and exploitation to one of collaboration and partnership. Though they have been active philanthropists since 1997, NoVo was created in 2006 after Warren Buffett pledged to donate 350,000 shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stock to the foundation.

After more than thirty years working as a musician, writer and philanthropist, Peter Buffett has a captivating story to tell – and he wants to share it with you. United Way of Greater Atlanta is honored to welcome Peter on stage for “A Concert & Conversation.” This performance combines live music, narrative insights and audience participation on topics related to human rights, civil rights and individual legacy-building.